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Ironically, many card subjects come to interpret this state of affairs in a contra view (the card helps streamline my dealings with authority, rather than the card is my license to deal with authorities). The Australia Card campaign referred to the card as a license to live.
The above is from the ID Cards FAQ by Privacy International. Highly recommended reading, for the sake of us all.
A more fundamental question:
Why doesn't the UK dump IWF and censorship?
Why should we hope to have 'appropriate' censorship, or hope that censor 'mistakes' can be 'corrected'? When we accept censorship as a tool 'for the common good', and get caught in Byzantine discussions about which speech/'content' is more or less 'harmful' and should be less or more free (instead of adopting a simpler view like the one in the US First Amendment), we are already sliding down a very steep, very slippery slope.
"After a disappointing 2005, the six major companies have received official confirmation from the MPA that their all-media revenue from filmed entertainment — comprising money from home video, television, theatrical and pay TV — expanded by 8% in 2006 to reach $42.6 billion.""
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From the article:
"We worked with the open source community and found a way to write software once that will work regardless of operating system. It will run on Windows, Macintosh or Linux," said Scott Handy, IBM's vice president of Linux and open source.
So what do you guys think, will this (finally) displace Windows as the flavor du jour in the business marketplace?"
For the first time, the parliamentary committee considering the bill is allowing online submissions from anyone in the world: http://www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz.clients.inter
Can you please please please let people know it's not too late to kill or amend this stupid piece of legislation by making a submission. The full text of the bill can be found here: http://www.knowledge-basket.co.nz/gpprint/docs/bi